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Maternal Mental Health Program
Child Focus provides specialized treatment to promote maternal mental health wellbeing. Women may experience a range of mental health symptoms anytime during pregnancy and up to one year following birth. Therapy services are available to Clermont County and Hamilton County residents and provided in-office, in-home or via telehealth to meet the individual needs of families. Click here for the flyer.
What are the warning signs and symptoms?
1 in 7 new mother’s experience depression and anxiety. Some of the most common symptoms reported include:
· Increased crying or tearfulness
· Mood swings: highs and lows, feeling overwhelmed
· Difficulty concentrating
· Lack of interest in things you used to enjoy
· Loss of appetite
· Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
· Panic attacks, nervousness or anxiety
· Feeling worthless, hopeless, or overly guilty
· Fearing you cannot care for your baby
· Less energy and motivation to do things previously enjoyed
· Irrational thinking
· Disturbing, unusual, or intrusive thoughts
Who is eligible for services?
· Pregnant mothers and mothers with children under the age of 12 months.
· Women whom have experienced prenatal or neonatal loss
· Depression/Anxiety symptoms lasting more than 2 weeks.
· Not currently receiving mental health treatment by another provider
What to expect in treatment?
A diagnostic assessment will be completed and treatment goals will be developed with the mother to help meet individual needs. Treatment services typically last 6-9 months and can take place in your home, Child Focus offices or via Telehealth. Below are some common topics covered:
· Current stressors and triggers
· Self-care strategies
· Communication skills
· Self esteem
· Positive parenting
How do I start services?
Submit a completed Maternal Mental Health Referral form by fax to 513.753.2144 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions or more information about Child Focus Maternal Mental Health Program, contact the Mental Health in Early Childhood Program Coordinator at 513.752.1555.